This Year's Highlights

Making a trip to Berlin is always worthwhile - 365/24

And oftentimes, the trip can be especially rewarding –on New Year’s Eve, for example, when hundreds of thousands of visitors welcome the new year at the Brandenburg Gate. And February, too, is especially notable, as this is when famous movie stars make their way down the red carpet for the international film festival Berlinale. And the Easter holidays traditionally see famous opera soloists coming to Berlin for the Festive Days of the Staatsoper. You may also want to have a look at our Tips of the Day and the Event Calendar!

The Highlights from Berlin’s Event Calendar (pdf).

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On the very spot where the wall once divided Germany, HINTERM HORIZONT, featuring the great hits of Udo Lindenberg, unites fact and fiction in a moving story about...

Stage Theater am Potsdamer Platz
01/01/2016 - 12/31/2016
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Exhibition

Yadegar Asisi’s Panorama of divided Berlin portrays an artistically compacted view of the days of the Cold War. Presented here is everyday life set against the...

asisi Panometer Berlin(am Checkpoint Charlie)
09/22/2012 - 12/31/2017
Exhibition

Permanent exhibition about the two summer weeks in 1995, when Christo & Jeanne Claude wrapped the German Reichstag completely into silver fabric.
At...

Reichstag
11/25/2015 - 12/31/2016

Berlin's Naturkundemuseum (Museum of Natural History) is known as the home of the world's largest assembled...

Museum für Naturkunde
12/17/2015 - 12/12/2018
Exhibition

Spectacular dinosaur find! TRISTAN OTTO, one of the world’s best preserved specimens of Tyrannosaurus rex, is moving to Berlin in December 2015 when...

Museum für Naturkunde
12/17/2015 - 12/12/2018
Exhibition

Tyrannosaurus rex is the superstar among dinosaurs. Between 1902 and today, around 50 specimens have been discovered in North America, none of them complete. The...

Museum für Naturkunde
12/17/2015 - 12/31/2018
Festival & set of events

Wrocław / Breslau is European Capital of Culture in 2016 (together with San Sebastian, Spain). Berlin was and is the cultural capital of Germany.

In 2016, we...

diverse Orte
01/01/2016 - 12/31/2016
Exhibition

What does it mean to explore the essence of things through photography? Is it possible to show what holds the world together internally – not just its surface...

C/O Berlin(im Amerika-Haus)
02/06/2016 - 05/22/2016
Exhibition

With works by Sibylle Bergemann, Christian Borchert, René Burri, Arno Fischer, Barbara Klemm, Robert Lebeck, Will McBride, Stefan Moses, Helga Paris.

Willy-Brandt-Haus
03/23/2016 - 05/22/2016
Exhibition

In May of 1965, Federal President Heinrich Lübke received Queen Elizabeth II with highest honors in Brühl, near Bonn: It was to be the most resplendent state visit so...

Schloss Schönhausen
04/01/2016 - 07/03/2016
Exhibition

Isa Genzken (1948) is one of Germany’s most remarkable artists. Her work has its roots in the medium of sculpture and is characterized by a constantly evolving visual...

Martin-Gropius-Bau
04/09/2016 - 06/26/2016
Exhibition

With a large collection of sculptures and ceramics, the exhibition “MAYA – The Language of Beauty” addresses an underlying aspect of pre-Hispanic fine arts: the body...

Martin-Gropius-Bau
04/12/2016 - 08/07/2016

Multimedia Show through world's history close to Brandenburg Gate

The multi media time travel through 300 years of world history shows the...

The Gate
04/28/2016 - 12/31/2017
Exhibition

If I can do something right, then it is looking. (Hans-Peter Feldmann)

Tickets: reduced 5,00 €, (Kids till 18 years free entrance), normal 10,00 €, Online-...

C/O Berlin(im Amerika-Haus)
04/30/2016 - 06/10/2016
Exhibition

Paper as basic material, sign vehicle and medium for text and image information are the topic of this exhibition. Artworks on and about paper: drawings, collages,...

Bikini Berlin
05/02/2016 - 05/14/2016
Trade fair & congress

Spring 2016 Pictoplasma transforms Berlin into the world’s most exciting meeting point for a diverse scene of international artists and creatives, trailblazing the...

Diverse Veranstaltungsorte/ miscellaneous venues in Berlin
05/04/2016 - 05/08/2016
Festival & set of events

Jazz is as present and innovative as never before. At the same time Berlin is more than ever the melting pot of European music: Electronic, Classical, Indie and of...

Verschiedene Orte
05/05/2016 - 05/08/2016
Sports

2016 we will have exciting competitions at the European Rowing Championships in Brandenburg/ Havel.
Europe's top athletes will compete for the popular medals....

Regattastrecke Beetzsee
05/06/2016 - 05/08/2016
Festival & set of events

The Berliner Theatertreffen is one of the most renowned theatre festivals in the German-speaking countries. Since 1964, ten productions of the current theatre season...

Haus der Berliner Festspiele u.a.
05/06/2016 - 05/22/2016
Sports

Basketball elite is going to play in Berlin in 2016. Furthermore there is the ADIDAS NEXT GENERATION TOURNAMENT.

Mercedes-Benz Arena Berlin
05/12/2016 - 05/15/2016
Fair, procession & parade

Since 1966, the Carnival of Cultures has been celebrated every year on Pentecost weekend in Kreuzberg, Berlin: opulent costumes, powerful makeup, imaginative masks,...

Blücherplatz
05/13/2016 - 05/16/2016
Sports

The path of the 25-km race BIG 25 is like a sightseeing tour. Parallel starts the first Freedom Marathon for aid to refugees.

Olympiastadion Berlin
05/15/2016 - 10a.m.
Festival & set of events

Curated by Urban Spree, the Berlin Seafood Festival is a culinary meeting of raw & fresh seafood produce coupled with Berlin's finest street seafood vendors....

URBANSPREE
05/21/2016 - 05/22/2016
Sports

Every year, the battle cry “Berlin, Berlin, we’re going to Berlin!” can be heard around the country. Locals immediately know that the Cup Finale is happening again in...

Olympiastadion Berlin
05/21/2016 - 8pm
Sports

Die erste weltweite Rennserie mit Elektromotoren fand im Frühjahr 2015 in Berlin auf dem Vorfeld des ehemaligen Flughafens Berlin-Tempelhof statt. Die Runde 8 ist...

Sophiensaele
05/21/2016
Festival & set of events

For 10 years now the Citadel Music Festival has been an integral part of the Berlin summer. With up to 25 concerts per season the festival represents a musical...

Zitadelle Spandau
05/27/2016 - 08/28/2016
Trade fair & congress

The International exhibition on aviation and space travel
has more than 1,100 exhibitors from around 40 countries show- casing planes and aerospace technologies...

Berlin ExpoCenter Airport
06/01/2016 - 06/04/2016
Festival & set of events

Festival for contemporary and conceptual product design

Kraftwerk Berlin
06/02/2016 - 06/05/2016
Festival & set of events

Festival for contemporary and conceptual product design

The international platform for contemporary product and industrial design DMY Berlin was founded in...

Kraftwerk Berlin
06/02/2016 - 6pm
Festival & set of events

The 9th Berlin Biennale will be open 2016 June 3rd at different venues in Berlin and will bring together a range of local and international artistic positions.

Berlin Biennale
06/03/2016 - 7pm
Kino International – © Yorck Kinogruppe

Five minutes’ walking distance from Alexanderplatz. Huge hand-painted film posters hang on the sandstone façade of the postmodern building from the 60’s. Though its architecture is striking from the outside, the building’s most impressive features are found inside. With its magnificent chandeliers, retro eastern European style, red armchairs and huge glass front, the cinema’s foyer is a highlight in itself. Be it premieres or gay parties, this cinema hosts all sorts of events where glamorous VIPs mix with students, film lovers and party people.